Are Ab Workouts A Pain In The Neck?

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It’s 35 minutes into your workout, and you’re feeling pumped.

It’s now time to finish the workout with your ab exercises. Because, after all, summer is coming and there’s nothing better looking than a tight, strong set of abs.

You’re lying on your back, 30-seconds into the set, when it kicks in.

Back pain.

It stops you in your tracks.

No matter where you put your hands, or what position your neck is in, the pain is disabling.

(You’ve even tried putting your tongue up against the roof of your mouth. You think to yourself, ‘that’s the most pointless thing I’ve ever believed.’)

Neck and back pain is the most common complaint when my clients perform ab workouts. They want to strengthen their core, however their back issues let them down.

My friend and injury specialist Rick Kaself has filmed four pain-free ab exercises you can do. He has been kind enough to film a video just for PTF readers.

Here it is:

If you suffer from back pain, then consider taking a look at this very comprehensive program from my friends Rick and Mike, called Fix My Back Pain.

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Either way, quickly taking care of your back pain (or any kind of pain) is really important.

PT